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Hacking Incidents over the Years

Hacking of an Electric Company Not long ago, a hacker tapped into the telephone-based outage reporting system of the Ozarks Electric Cooperative and changed the voice greeting to “All of Ozarks Electric’s employees have gone home. Call someone who cares.� Although considered as a minor incident, this historical telephone hacking became a 10

wakeup call for the organization to reinforce its security and review their guidelines. If the hacker can penetrate their telephone system, then it was possible to do more than that. The company then worked on integrating a two-tiered password security into their operations.

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